Once a fringe phenomenon, tattooing is now a full-blown cultural fact. Tattoos are commonplace on red carpet A-listers including David and Victoria Beckham, Angelina Jolie, Rihanna and even teen star Miley Cyrus. There is an estimated 3 million Australians with tattoos, with research finding women under 30 are the group most likely to find tattoos highly attractive.
Tattoo Magic presents photographic tattoo portraits in a beautifully presented coffee table book. It features creative tattoos from Europe and images by photographers fascinated by tattoos.
The book is divided into tattooists and photographers, with many of the images taking inspiration from Japanese art. From shoulder and sleeve art to full body art, the book covers tattoos on a mixture of female and male bodies.